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Juniper Networks and Lucent Technologies Announce Partnership to Deliver Unified Solutions for Service Providers

Partnership Includes Market-Ready Solutions and Ongoing Development Plans to Help Service Providers Leverage and Transform Their Networks

SUNNYVALE, CALIF. and MURRAY HILL, N.J., May 5, 2003 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) and Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU) today announced a partnership to deliver unified solutions dedicated to helping service providers evolve today's networks to tomorrow's full-service IP infrastructure. Leveraging the companies' combined expertise in networking, this unique partnership delivers market-ready solutions through a strong channel relationship. In addition, the companies are collaborating on joint development to enable service providers to transform their networks smoothly and profitably.

The two companies are introducing a set of unified solutions for deploying core, data, broadband and metro optical networks that support a range of revenue-generating services. Lucent Navis® integrated network management software will improve efficiencies and reduce operating costs. Focused on equipment market segments that combined will grow from an estimated $8.5 billion dollars in 2003 to $12.2 billion in 2005, these solutions help service providers maximize the return on their existing infrastructure, optimize future network investments and simplify the service delivery process.

Leveraging its multi-protocol (TDM, FR/ATM, IP/MPLS) and multi-vendor capabilities, Lucent Worldwide Services (LWS) will support each of the solutions with network design, deployment and maintenance services to increase speed-to-market and reduce operational costs for service providers. Lucent services organization also will integrate the solutions to make them easier and faster for service providers to deploy.

"This partnership makes sense to us and gives us a path to leverage our embedded base of data networks," said Paul Lacouture, president of Network Services for Verizon Communications. "We are very interested in how quickly they can meet the challenge of provisioning and managing new IP-based services end-to-end across our networks."

"We will provide our customers with a clear blueprint for an intelligent network evolution that protects today's service revenue streams, while also laying a foundation for capturing revenue from tomorrow's next-generation broadband, optical Ethernet and IP services," said Pat Russo, chairman and CEO of Lucent Technologies. "This is a partnership that works for our customers because of the combination of our strengths."

"Service providers looking to transform to more cost-optimized networks need companies that excel in providing leading voice, frame relay/ATM and optical networking solutions, as well as companies that excel at providing full service IP networking solutions. This partnership combines those capabilities now," said Scott Kriens, CEO of Juniper Networks. "A significant differentiator for our partnership is Lucent's strength as a network integrator. Together we will have a powerful capability to provide customers with integrated next-generation solutions that leverage their existing investment, an integrated network solutions roadmap for the future, and a single point of contact for network services providing design, implementation and on-going customer support."

Unified Solutions

The unified solutions include:

  • IP VPN (available now) - a cost-effective solution based on existing products that enables service providers to offer a full range of VPN services over a common IP/MPLS core network.
  • Multiservice Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Core (available Q1 2004) - a clear and cost-effective solution to grow ATM/Frame Relay revenues and add IP services onto a converged IP/MPLS core.
  • IP Centrex (available now) - a solution that enables service providers to deliver business-quality IP Centrex services to thousands of enterprises over a flexible, cost-effective, packet-based network.
  • Enhanced DSL (available now) - a scalable, efficient, enhanced services xDSL solution that will enable service providers to address mass-market xDSL service rollout.
  • Optical Edge (under joint development) - a solution designed to help expand the enterprise market for high-value Ethernet services over existing service provider networks.

Each solution is complemented by "single-source" network design, deployment and maintenance services to speed time-to-market and reduce operational costs for service providers. "These unified solutions add value to the systems and software already deployed in service provider networks by increasing network scalability, manageability, and ease of migration to new architectures," said Janet Davidson, president of Lucent's Integrated Network Solutions group. "Our joint development work will ensure that our unified solutions will keep pace with changing customer needs and market opportunities."

Press and Analyst Teleconference

Juniper Networks and Lucent Technologies will host a joint conference call web cast on May 5, 2003 at 8:00 a.m. PST/11:00 a.m. EST. In addition, you can listen live by calling 800-213-1352 or 212-676-5015, or listen to the replay at 800-633-8284 or 402-977-9140, reservation number 21142502 through May 12, 2003.

About Juniper Networks, Inc.

Juniper Networks transforms the business of networking by converting a commodity - bandwidth - into a dependable, secure, and highly valuable corporate asset. Founded in 1996 to meet the stringent demands of service providers, Juniper Networks is now relied upon by the world's leading network operators, government agencies, research and education institutions, and information-intensive enterprises as the foundation for uncompromising networks. Juniper Networks is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net.

About Lucent Technologies

Lucent Technologies, headquartered in Murray Hill, N.J., USA, designs and delivers networks for the world's largest communications service providers. Backed by Bell Labs research and development, Lucent relies on its strengths in mobility, optical, data and voice networking technologies as well as software and services to develop next-generation networks. The company's systems, services and software are designed to help customers quickly deploy and better manage their networks and create new revenue-generating services that help businesses and consumers. For more information on Lucent Technologies, visit its Web site at http://www.lucent.com.

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